Last spring, cops clocked a car on a rural road outside Charlotte, N.C., doing 128 mph in a 45 mph zone. The offender was NASCAR racer Kyle Busch, who apparently forgot he wasn't at work. But Busch is hardly alone: Only seven states in the U.S. hand out more traffic tickets than North Carolina.
If justice truly were blind, then enforcement of traffic laws would be pretty much uniform across America. But according to the National Motorist Association, your odds of getting traffic tickets in some states are substantially higher than in others. (Of course, we don't advocate speeding, but forewarned is forearmed.)
Admittedly, states and municipalities don't publicize statistics on how many tickets their cops are handing out. So the National Motorists Association turned to Google's Search Insights to get a handle on the state-by-state odds of seeing flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Their rankings were based on an analysis of ticket-related search queries such as "speeding ticket" and "traffic tickets" over time, which can indicate state-by-state trends across the country.
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